Design research (or design-based research) is a methodological framework that focuses on the ‘tomorrow’; that is, the design of education as it could or should be (Bakker, 2018). Informed by a...Continue reading blog post
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BERA is pleased to announce our new award aimed at encouraging the development of research skills in the curriculum of secondary schools. The BERA School Research Award aims to promote the value...
Distributed leadership has increased in popularity worldwide (Harris & Spillane, 2008). Research has been conducted across a diverse range of countries on distributed leadership and its...Continue reading blog post
England continues to have a long-standing problem with recruiting and retaining teachers. Despite high-profile policy discourses such as those in the 2022 initial teacher training (ITT) market...Continue reading blog post
As educators, we know that a child’s home environment is a vital contributory factor towards their cognitive and social development. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (1979)...Continue reading blog post
Call for SIG Convenor The group covers research in initial teacher education, continuing professional development and teachers' careers. The aims of the Teacher Education and Development SIG...
Radical imagination: Enacting anti-racist practice and decolonial praxis in initial teacher education in England
Decolonising the curriculum is a complex, although not elusive phenomenon in initial teacher education (ITE). It is, however, to be actively and persistently pursued in order to enable anti-racist...Continue reading blog post
A new approach Concerns about teachers’ wellbeing and mental health have heightened since the pandemic (See et al., 2020; Müller, 2022). While this concern has been raised and discussed in...Continue reading blog post
Practices of initial teacher education (ITE) are inevitably impacted by a range of influential discourses, including those endorsed by central government and those emerging from the values,...Continue reading blog post
The importance of teachers has long been recognised as central not only to the educational and personal development of children but also to societal wellbeing and economic growth (OECD, 2018)....Continue reading blog post